Castellum gains recognition for social sustainability
Castellum is one of 10 Swedish corporations and the only Swedish real-estate company to be included in the prestigious SAM Sustainability Yearbook, where the highest sustainability performers are presented annually. This year’s issue of the Yearbook places great weight on social wellbeing, something that Castellum has been actively working to promote.
“We’re very proud that our sustainability activities have been featured in the SAM Sustainability Yearbook for the third consecutive year, and that the comprehensive efforts we make for environmental and social wellbeing continue to be recognized internationally”, says Filip Elland, Head of Sustainability at Castellum .
SAM has assessed approx. 2,700 companies from 60 worldwide industries for 2018. The top-performing companies qualify for this prestigious index, which has existed since 1999, with the aim of steering investors toward more sustainable investments.
Castellum is the first real-estate company in the Nordic countries that chose to certify offices according to the WELL standard, which takes into account the health and wellbeing of people in buildings. Castellum currently owns more environmentally certified buildings than any other listed company in Sweden. The company also works actively to achieve further challenging objectives, for example; complete gender equality to be secured within all trades and professions, 4% of the workforce is to consist of apprentices and interns, and all operations will be 100% climate-neutral by 2030.
“This distinction is an acknowledgment of our systematic and high-quality sustainability efforts as well as the fact that we are transparent and open in all of the work we do”, says Filip Elland.
For further information, contact:
Filip Elland, Head of Sustainability, Castellum AB +46 31 60 74 26
Anna-Karin Nyman, Communications Director, Castellum AB +46 70 206 75 62
Castellum is one of the largest listed real estate companies in Sweden. Property values amount to SEK 89.2 billion and holdings comprise office, warehousing/logistics and public sector properties, covering a total leasable area of 4.3 million square metres.
The real estate portfolio is owned and managed under the Castellum brand through a decentralized organization with strong and clear local presence in 20 cities in Sweden and also in Copenhagen and Helsinki.
In 2018, Castellum received two awards for sustainability efforts; designated Number One in the world by GRESB for the offices-and-logistics sector, as well as the Level Gold award for sustainability reporting from the EPRA (European Public Real Estate Association). In addition, Castellum is the only Nordic real-estate and construction company elected to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), joining a select group of companies in the world who perform best on sustainability issues.
The Castellum share is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm Large Cap.
Castellum AB (publ), Box 2269, 403 14 Gothenburg, Sweden | Corp.Id.no. 556475-5550 | Phone +46 (0)31-60 74 00